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2016 British Academy Film Awards Nominations For Best Film Not in the English Language

The 69th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, will be held on 14 February 2016 at the Royal Opera House in London, to honor the best British and international contributions to film in 2015.The nominees were announced on 8 January 2016 by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, with Bridge of Spies and Carol both having the most nominations at 9 each. Here is the list of nominations for Best Film Not in the English Language.


The Assassin

Directed by Hsiao-Hsien Hou
With Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Shao-Huai Chang

An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China.

Force Majeure

Directed by Ruben Östlund
With Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren

A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.




Directed by Naji Abu Nowar
With Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.


Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
With Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Wild Tales

Directed by Damián Szifrón
With Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Rita Cortese

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.